The Staunton Augusta Art Center welcomes you to the artist’s reception for Jeffery Stockberger on Friday, June 3, 5-7pm with an artist’s gallery talk at 6pm. Jeff holds a BFA, magna cum laude, with a major in painting and art history, from James Madison University. He continued his studies abroad and in the U.S. including several years at the Corcoran Museum, College of Art and Design. His paintings hang throughout the country from New York to Santa Barbara. The exhibit of his original oil paintings will be up through July 2.
My influences are figurative and their paintings reductive. The desire to paint the figure, compose more dynamic spaces, and, ultimately, develop a more expressive brushstroke has led me to the amorphous discipline of an indirect process. This method allows content to arise from the erosion of the preconceived as one constantly defines, destroys, and reestablishes form. I will pass over the entire canvas each day, moving and refining each layer, responding to the previous day’s work. The paintings develop a history and, in the end exhibit a more evocative surface and suggestive content as the intellectual and technical skills of painting are allowed to engage in constant dialogue.